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Nolan Jones

Born: 05/07/1998 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 195
Primary Position: 3B
Medium overall frame with only a touch of room to grow. Decent mobility, but body could be more explosive.
Evaluator Ricky Conti
Report Date 09/25/2019
Dates Seen 9/19, 9/20
Affiliate Akron RubberDucks (AA, Indians)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2021 High 50 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Very selective/disciplined with solid zone judgment, which should allow him to continue to walk at all levels. Really high hand set that comes down with long stride. Bat head really dipping at the moment, causing him to foul off tons of hittable pitches. That, plus his high selectivity, cause him to strikeout a lot. Struggled to consistently square up the ball in batting practice.
Power 55 Plus to the pull side, but didn't show the ability to go to all fields. Everything (timing, wheelhouse, good swing) needs to come together for it to show.
Baserunning/Speed 45 Was average coming out of high school, and has most certainly dipped below average. Struggled to accelerate out of the box.
Glove 45 Working really hard to improve here. The fundamentals are good, but it seemed to be more of a facade than ability. Made several fielding errors, as hands struggled to react to mid hops. Slow to react on slow rollers.
Arm 60 Throws have great carry across the diamond, more than enough for a corner spot somewhere.

There is more corner outfield risk here than I previously thought. Being a below-average runner is fine for third, but the hands really need to improve.

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